I think, since I will be moving in a few years, and have no layout, I might go T-Trak. If I do a home layout, I would just have to dismantal it when I just got started on scenery(my favorite part.) So, with T-Trak I don't have to do much woodwork, or heavy lifting, I can do scenery on a day off, I can just set it up in front of the TV without setting up a table, or worry about carpet fibers getting into the engines. My plan is to acheive MMR (Master Model Railroader: http://www.nmra.org/education/achievement/ap_master.html for more information.) entirly with portable N scale. also, I just want to show off my skill at train events, AND do switching operations. Now, for the operations, I would need a U shaped layout with a full yard, several industries, and a lot of space (about 11'x8'). so, start with 4 corners, and 4 straights. I want to use Santa Fe for the railroad, a small yard, and 1-3 industries. Now that is a lot of info. so, to sum it up: Santa Fe railroad running from a small yard around 4 corners, and 4 straights (2 of which to be a yard), doing a little switching at an industry or two & back, all on a T-Trak layout (53"x28.5"). Is this doable on a budget for an experianced modeler? Can I get some advice? any other comments?